Huanchaco and the sand empire November 7th 2006 The panamericana seems to stretch out forever along the peruvian coast, linking the dry sand lands of the south with the surf towns in the north. In the middle of this coastal band lies Lima, like the buckle of a belt, holding this diverse nation together. Although I seem to prefer small towns to the big smokes, Lima held some appeal with its coastal location, and the lovely suburb of Miraflores. ... read more
South America » Peru » La Libertad » Trujillo » Chan Chan Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
"What do we leave behind when we cross each frontier? Each moment seems to split in two; melancholy for what was left behind and the excitement of entering a new land." (diarios de las motocicletas)
My story is one of adventure. A story of two like minded people embarking on a journey into a land whose oldest memories still mark her surface.
I am on the verge of realising my dream of touring South America, and throughout this diary that dream shall come to fruition. My travelling partner is my girlfriend, Tracey, whom over the last few years has begun to share my dream, and in the month... full info